Brighton & Hove Albion Powerchair FC (BHAPFC) are playing a rare home game this weekend and Seagulls fans are being encouraged to go along and support the team.
BHAPFC are one of two powerchair teams run by Albion in the Community (AITC), the official charity of Brighton & Hove Albion FC, and currently compete in the top division in the country.
In fact, the team are currently second in the league after enjoying a fantastic start to the new season that has seen them win 11 of their opening 14 league games.
Because the team play in the national Muscular Dystrophy UK Premiership their games take place in Nottingham as a result of its central location, meaning BHAPFC rarely play fixtures here in Sussex.
However, having been drawn at home in the WFA Cup, BHAPFC will host Aspire PFC at the University of Brighton’s sports hall in Falmer on Sunday – providing fans with a rare opportunity to see the team in action.
Aspire PFC are the defending league champions and went the entire campaign undefeated last season. They are currently fourth in the league – two places below BHAPFC – and the teams have already met twice this season, winning one game each.
Both league matches were decided by a single goal and Sunday’s game promises to be a fantastic showcase for not only BHAPFC but also powerchair football.
The game starts at 2.15pm and entry is free, although fans do have to email their name to AITC in advance to secure a place. Parking will also be available at the nearby American Express Community Stadium.
Interest in BHAPFC has been high in recent months, with many Albion fans following the team’s exploits in the European Champions Cup – powerchair football’s equivalent of the Champions League.
The team travelled to Denmark to take part in the competition and only missed out on a semi-final place on goal difference. They were also the only team to beat eventual winners and current French champions Auch.
For more information on Sunday’s game, or to book a place, email: email@example.com with the subject heading: Powerchair match. Those fans who have secured a ticket will then receive email confirmation.